Structures and systems of order are the predominant themes of Berlin based artist Menno Aden (*1972), known for his cartographic photographic works. Aden's photo series deal topographically and analytically with our built environment. Although mostly absent, his works always show traces of the human being.

Over Head

Ceilings of the former U.S. Headquarter offices in Berlin-Dahlem. Aden captured a moment of this orphaned building's turbulent history during the Cold War – the time of transition up to its current reconstruction. Preserved by photography, this moment is carried into the present. Here are the observations of a pathfinder who scans the building for material remains of its now faded, historically significant function.

Exhibition view "Over Head" at HB55, 2018

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Installation view at USHQ, Berlin

Over Head

Untitled (OH 22), 2015
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Untitled (Over Head 09), 2016  60 x 40 cm (23.5 x 15.7 in.)
Untitled (Over Head 09), 2016
Untitled (Over Head 09), 2016 60 x 40 cm (23.5 x 15.7 in.)
Untitled (Over Head 09), 2016  60 x 40 cm (23.5 x 15.7 in.)
Untitled (OH 09), 2016
60 x 40 cm (23.5 x 15.7 in.)
Untitled (Over Head 09), 2016  60 x 40 cm (23.5 x 15.7 in.)
Untitled (OH 09), 2016
60 x 40 cm (23.5 x 15.7 in.)
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Untitled (Over Head 09), 2016 60 x 40 cm (23.5 x 15.7 in.)
Untitled (Over Head 09), 2016  60 x 40 cm (23.5 x 15.7 in.)
Untitled (OH 09), 2016 60 x 40 cm
60 x 40 cm (23.5 x 15.7 in.)
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Untitled (Over Head 17), 2016
60 x 40 cm (23.5 x 15.7 in.)
Untitled (Over Head 09), 2016  60 x 40 cm (23.5 x 15.7 in.)
Untitled (Over Head 09), 2016 60 x 40 cm (23.5 x 15.7 in.)
Untitled (Over Head 09), 2016 60 x 40 cm (23.5 x 15.7 in.)
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Untitled (Over Head 09), 2016 60 x 40 cm (23.5 x 15.7 in.)
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Untitled (Over Head 09), 2016 60 x 40 cm (23.5 x 15.7 in.)
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Untitled (Over Head 09), 2016 60 x 40 cm (23.5 x 15.7 in.)
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Menno Aden Studio
10435 Berlin
mail@mennoaden.com 


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